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this month. editors expected to approve the measure and send to president obama this week. today, you may want to pay in cash rather than credit. >> to explain that, let's go live to bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. you may reconsider whipping up the credit card when shopping. that is because, as of yesterday retail merchant can charge credit card users a surcharge. it is known as a swiit is up to four percent of the total purchase price. it stems from a big class- action lawsuit between credit card companies and retailers from 2005. the killers who do this are required to have notices at the store entrance and registers. you do want to keep looking for that. 10 states do have laws restricting any type of surcharge fees. unfortunately, the district is not included on that list. also, google is getting about 1400 requests a month for user e-mails and documents. the tech giant says it will only go so far to help uncle sam. it is organizing an effort to put a limit on government access to this information. it has been in talks with advocacy groups and compan
this month. senators expect to approve the measure it and then send it to president obama this week. >> a bipartisan group of senators said to announce the foundation of what could be sweeping immigration reform legislation. the senators will unveil the plan during a news conference this afternoon. it is expected to include tougher border security and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the united states. president obama will travel to nevada tomorrow to lay out n reform. >> you can feel the bus already. six days away from the super bowl where the baltimore ravens will take on the san francisco 49ers. -- you can feel the buzz. >> baltimore gave them a sendoff. suzanne is at the inner harbor with players and fans. i imagine they're getting pretty excited. >> they are pretty excited. a great way to spend your lunchtime. even the rain and cold weather is not keeping these ravens fans away. they are bundled up, wearing red and black, here to give the ravens a huge sendoff. people came here early. they are featuring the marching ravens band, the chee
. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. keep in mind we will see some action today, but this is far from final. we will see a four-page document that both democrats and republicans think will work. this afternoon a small group of democrats and republicans will announce they've come up with a recipe for immigration reform. >> to have an immigration law we can live with. >> border patrol, employer verificati verification, guest worker program, and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> americans support it in pole after pole. la ten knows want be it. fourth republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama, that's a first term promise. >> i do think there's room for us to come together and finally get things done. >> reporter:
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lady michelle michelle obama who president obama has sat with in a joint interview. >> and looks like hillary had a week. testified on capitol hill. she had this joint interview. may be poised for a 2016 run. what we are not hearing this about her, but several under -- several other candidates for 2016. we just went through the and on duration. president obama said much same thing. had a few gentle questions about that tonight. he said the press is in corridor bowl. he was just inaugurated four days ago. everywhere secretary clinton , she gets questions about that. very notable, today she did this , this past week we been hearing a lot about and hissident biden own potential interest in running for president. president obama sitting with the not talking state, about his vice president, but president remains an integral part of the is expectedon and have an active role over the next four years working with congress. >> what is the likelihood that -- that biden and hillary run? both >> it seems they are both getting ready to run. neither one of them is talking about it right now. someth
-- >> this week, the sec inauguration of barack obama. >> we reject that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in a generation that will build its future. >> where does he go from here? the benghazi hearings. hillary clinton on the carpet. >> had i been present at the time, i would have excuse you from your post. >> it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> lifting the ban on women in combat. >> i think america's daughters are just as capable as defending freedom as their sons are. >> you do not want to miss with mary jo. mary joe does not intimidate easily. >> the second obama administration began with an 19- minute 2114-word address that senate minority leader mitch mcconnell described as an unabashedly left-of-center speech that brought back memories of the democratic party of ages past. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity, until bright young students and engineers
coast. the bill was passed by the house last week. president obama said he will sign it as soon as it crosses his desk. >> how would you like your banks at the airport to come to you? united airlines will deliver your bags to your doorstep for a cost. $49.95 for 3 to 8 bags. twitter has a problem. cracker barrel wants to give you a taste of home in your home. jane king has the bloomberg business report. did i read that right? >> good morning. i'm afraid you did. there's some bad news. the weather forecast is better than last year but not enough to cover corn and soybean. cracker barrel wants to sell its own brand of food in grocery stores. this follows similar moves by other restaurants. the s&p and a five-year high. people are talking about dow 14,000. we are not far away. this morning there is a quiet start to things. we'll get returns from yahoo!. have you tried out twitter's new service? be careful on the hash tax. and have been sharing ips -- some ahve using pornographic clips. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weathe
cruz. this week, president obama puts immigration reform front and center on his agenda. on tuesday he will outline his overhaul in a major speech in las vegas, and even a bipartisan group of senators is on board to reform the system that impacts 11 million undocumented people in america. tracie potts has details for us. good morning. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. remember, this was a first-term promise not kept by president obama. tough time getting this through. lawmakers now, as you noted, democrats and republicans, are working together. they think they have the outline for something that may work in terms of tighter border patrols and employer verification, a guest worker program, and even a pass for citizenship for illegal immigrants. it's something that both sides, democrats and republicans, want, and in some cases both sides need. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows, in an illegal status. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democratsme want it. fourth, repu
great tv show for you right here next week on fox business. in the meantime i hope to hear you on the radio. lou: good evening, everybody. a federal appellate court ruling that president obama violated the constitution more than a year ago when he made three recess appointments to the national labor relations board. this week began with the administration's all-out assault on the second amendment and our right to own guns and concludes with this federal court ruling that the administration acted against the constitution and in so doing the court, through the nlrb rulings of the past 16 months into question. this week the republican party put forward a plan on the debt ceiling in debt and appears to have won the support of both the president and senate majority leader. the republican change in direction and tone was not matched by a change in the republican party's lead. the rnc reelected the chairman after losing both the white house and ten seats in congress to democrats in that 2012 election. his job as head of the national party even as lenient -- louisiana's popular governo
takes center stage in washington this week as president obama plans to deliver a major speech on tuesday. on morning talk shows today both the democratic and republican lawmakers agreed there will be a need for bipartisan support before any measures passed >> i am cautiously optimistic. >> i see the right spirit. >> president obama has called immigration reform the top legislative priority of his second term >> chicago police say a flat tire led to a deadly hit and run overnight. next, the latest on the investigation. also ahead, an awful tragedy has brazil in mourning. more than 200 revelers have been killed in an incident at a nightclub. and protesters confront police at a south side hospital hoping to deliver a message to the city. break a febreze experiment. to prove febreze can keep this car fresh, we loaded it with fast food, sweaty hockey gear and a smelly dog cage. and parked it at a mall. in texas. for two days. then put a febreze car vent clip on the dash and let in real people. it smells good. like laundry fresh out of like the dryer. yeah. a man fr
, the president will shine it. the house passed the measure two weeks ago. president obama met with police chiefs affected by mass shootings in the past year. the president wants input on gun violence. obama's pushing congress to pass stricter gun control laws. >>> the ravens arrived in new orleans just over an hour ago. thousands showed up at the amphitheater for a huge pep rally. they will have media day. they'll refocus on practice for the super bowl. >>> we're hoping to see you in new orleans as we team up with the st. bernard project in new orleans. we're helping to build homes for two families. you can help make this happen. just a few hours of your time -- that's all we need. head to abc2news.com/ravens for nola. you don't have to have special skills. if you can't make it, you can always make a donation. just pick ravens nation in the program designation section. >>> we've been taking your calls since 5:00 and the phone lines are lighting up for a house call segment. we're talking about inflammatory bowel disease, also known as ibd. we're joined by a doctor from the university of maryland
's biggest failures. another week in which president obama has dispatched vice-president biden to campaign against the second amendment. the president's inaugural this week. next week he launches his campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. next week senator kerry to be confirmed as the next secretary of state as early as tuesday. the president's nominee to replace the outgoing defense secretary, leon panetta, this week maintaining a low profile. secretary panetta competing for media and public attention when he made a surprise announcement as he lifted the ban on female troops in combat. retired army general and done what the, the first female four-star general and the army joins us your life. we begin tonight with a unanimous court ruling seen as a major setback for the president and his agenda and his efforts to stack the national labor relations board with union-friendly officials. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> as he wrote that the white house chief of staff dennis mcdonald, president obama was hoping for a smooth start his second term. ins
question of the week. now that we have seen the second inaugural address k. barack obama be the most transformative president since reagan? be right back. >> "the chris matthews show" is brought to you by charles schwab. let's talk about giving your schwab. let's talk about giving your portfolio a chris: welcome back. candidate barack obama offended the clintons during the 2008 primaries with this interview in reno. >> i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory of america in a way that richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. chris: which brings us to this week's big question. can barack obama become a transformative president even if republicans go all out to stop him? chuck todd. >> here's how it works. he only -- only if he gets a third term. you have to break -- to transform, to move a country from senator right -- from center right to center left. a more conservative democratic party. that's when you know success -- chris: he's got to get one of these two people elected. >> that's right. >> i don't think that the republicans have the power to make him any
kind interview for president obama and why next week is an important week for immigrants. >> and dramatic video from in a plane after it was hit by lightning. >> and the new changes coming to credit cards >>> we have an update on breaking news in foster city. that's where three people died in a crash along eastbound highway 92. sergio just spoke to the highway patrol. sergio, what did the investigators have to say? >> well, right now, ama, they are still putting together some of the details as to exactly how this happened. the county coroner is also here on scene. there were five people inside that car. as you mentioned three people inside tonight. unfortunately they are dead. this is a crash that happened just before 10:00 p.m. this evening. it is a single vehicle crash and it happened on the eastbound lane of highway 92 just before the san mateo bridge. there were reports that this was a crash that may have involved a hit and run situation. but the california highway patrol tells me it is a single vehicle accident. a spokesperson describes how it happened as they unders
front and center in washington this week. president obama travels to las vegas to lay out his vision for reform tomorrow. >> the commercials for the super bowl are often as entertaining as the game itself. >> what are you doing? >> using night-vision goggles. >> who is going to take your wheat thins? >> i do not know. can you get the light? se ads are so much fun. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. watch out if you pay for something using your credit card. merchants can charge up to 4% surcharge on each transaction. the change is part of a settlement of a class-action suit brought by the emergence. you can use a debit card to avoid this fee. some people who are laid on payments will be eligible for a deal that allows them to walk away from their mortgage and home without being required to pay with their own. a report on home sales. yahoo! expected to report a gain for the first time and quite sure years. the s&p had its longest winning streak since 2004. you can get lance cangear on the cheap. product are on closeout. livestrong t-shirts on sale. at the new
's second term. they have been working for weeks on a proposal to reform legislation. >> president obama is traveling to las vegas, nev., on tuesday to outline proposals on immigration reform. he follows with more than 70% of the hispanic community helsing and asians and africans and -- helping and asians and african- americans. mitt romney policies would have led to self deportation. on tuesday look for president obama to outline of half way to citizenship for more than a 11 million undocumented workers. there will be a framework for people to pay back taxes, taxes they could not pay before. there are signs of political bipartisanship on this issue. here is the leading republican senator speaking on sunday. >> what has changed is there is an appreciation on both sides of the idle, including on the republican side of the aisle that we have to enact a comprehensive reform bill. >> here is the leading democratic senator, who is giving a nonsuit now a leading republican -- a nod to the leading republican and the idea of border control. >> we are trying to get immigration reform. i am cautio
authorizing their detention a secret prisons without trial. a pretrial hearing in the case continues this week. a federal appeals court has ruled president obama violated constitution in making recess appointments to the national labor -- making recess appointments to the national labor relations board it very year ago. republicans refuse to confirm his nominees. on friday, three-judge panel ruled obama had improperly asserted the senate was in recess even though it was technically and pro-forma sessions. if upheld, the ruling to bring an end to the practice of recess appointments for all future presidents. two senators have announced they will not seek reelection next year's midterm. saxby chambliss of georgia is stepping down rather than potentially face a primary challenge from the party to party wing. chambliss has faced criticism from afar republicans for working with democrats on a bipartisan debt as a plan. from across the aisle, democratic senator tom harkin of iowa has announced his retirement after five terms in office. he served in washington for 40 years, previously as a member of
for public broadcasting. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. president obama began his second term this week with pomp, circumstance, and some prayer. in longstanding american tradition, religion had a high profile in many inaugural activities. kim lawton has more. >> reporter: before monday's public swearing-in ceremony, the obamas attended a special worship service at st. john's episcopal church. protestant, catholic and jewish leaders were part of the service, which was closed to cameras. then, the public ceremony began with an invocation by myrlie evers-williams, widow of slain civil rights leader medgar evers and the first laywoman to give an inaugural prayer. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers, who taught us to pray, god, make me a blessing. >> reporter: music included the brooklyn tabernacle choir. >> the oath i have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this capitol, was an oath to god and country. >> reporter: the president cited god many times in his address. he laid out a liberal vision to the nation, which included
one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue was cornering momentum in a rare show of bipartisan support. >> there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform began supporting it. >> this is consistent with their country's tradition of being a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> eight leading republican and democratic senators are proposing an immigration overhaul. it would create a path to a system -- path to citizenship. reform the legal immigration system to keep families together, " ward green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs. >> there is no reason to delay. >> the proposal mirrors the president's priorities. >> the very important effort is about engaging the american people. >> advocates are pressuring lawmakers to act. >> we now the momentum is on our side. >> that momentum comes after a tough reaction -- election reality. he won more than 70% of the latino vote. even with bipartisan support, passing the
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involvement in the conflict by conducting air fueling. >>> a bipartisan group of senators and president obama are pushing immigration reform this week. the group of eight senators will announce their immigration reform plan at a news conference this afternoon. the senators will call for increased border security, a guest worker program, and a pass to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently here in the united states. tomorrow president obama travels to las vegas where he will also push for immigration reform. >>> time now 4:45. and today president obama will also meet with police chiefs from three communities that experienced mass shootings last year. it's part of his administration push to address gun violence. the communities invited include aurora, colorado. oak creek, wisconsin where six people died in a sikh temple assault. and newtown, connecticut where 26 people were killed. >>> a report this morning says japan's government eased its safety standards to help fast track the boeing 787 which is now grounded. japan's two biggest airlines pressed the tokyo government. ja
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
start with your take on obama's inaugural address last week and what you described in your "usa today" column as a difference between civil rights and civil liberties under this administration? guest: the inauguration speech was picking up a very common and almost mantra in the obama administration of achieving equality, which is a noble and important goal. i think the most significant thing about the inauguration speech, which are particularly thought was wonderful, was his reference to gay-rights and to the gay movement. it established his commitment to equality. i want to note that he has not been particularly aggressive in supporting gay rights in his first administration. his administration in court argued the same arguments as the bush administration. he still refuses to make clear his position on key legal aspects of gay-rights. and so, the first term obama was not nearly as passionate as that speech would suggest. but what was missing once again was a discussion of civil liberties. i think it does reflect this grewat this-- -- great schism in the democratic and liberal commun
in jessica yellin. >> president obama began week two of his second term by keeping his vow to keep up the pressure on his top priority, fighting the effort to fight gun violence. >> at the white house, president obama continued his push to change the nation's gun safety laws. >> to prevent something like newtown or something from happening again. >> police chiefs and sheriffs from major cities and those impacted by recent gun violence. >> if law enforcement officials are dealing with this stuff every day can come to some basic consensus in terms of basic steps, congress will be paying attention to them and will be able to make progress. >> around the tanl, officials from sandy hook, o roara, colorado and oak creek, wisconsin. this police chief vowed action. >> something has to be done now. >> the president said his top priorities include universal background checks and a ban on high capacity clips and improving school safety and mental health assistance and pressed for the passage of the ban with a heavy lift even by the sponsor. >> this never has been easy. this is the hardest of the
is the criticism against you. and it was written about in the new york magazine blog this week, which goes to whether you want to expand the base of the party. here's what he writes. obama is arguing that misfortune can strike americans in all forms. a sdabt, a storm, illness, or merely outliving our savings. ryan's budget imposes savage cuts to food stamps, children's health insurance, and other mitigations of suffering for the least fortunate. and ryan also voted against relief for victims of hurricane sandy. by ryan's definition, if the government is rebuilding your destroyed home, you're a taker too. >> look, this is a straw man argument. the president said earlier that we had suspicions about medicare and taking care of the elderly and feeding poor children. when he sets up these straw men, to affix views to add ver sears that they don't have, to win the argument by default, it's not an honest debate. we want to have a safety net. a safety net that's there for the vulnerable, poor, for people who cannot help themselves. but we don't want to have a culture in this country that encourag
for labor unions. statistics show huge losses in membership and last week, a federal court ruled against president obama's recess appointments to the national labor of relations board. chief washington correspondent james rosen on labor in tough times for unions. >> we are going to stand up for america. >> fewer are standing up for organized labor. bureau of statistics said the union lost 400,000 members, decline of nearly 3%. it's the fifth year in a row that labor ranks sloping. the trend partly reflects the long-term memraging of the manufacturing jobs it isn't because of slump in motown. >> you only have to look to michigan to see how unions helped build stronger middle class and america. >> half of last year's dropoff occurred in the public sector unions. formerly one of organized labor bright spot. >> that is directly correlated to the job loss that we have seen in public sector. >> battle over collective bargaining rights in wisconsin and tough times for the local budgets play important roles. >> with the decline of union make it difficult for middle class. >> conservatives see th
to approve the measure. they send it to the president next week. billouse passed the .arlier this month president obama said he will sign the bill. >> civil rights groups and other todayzations plan to call president obama and congress. to act onthem immigration reform this year. it comes as president obama to nevada tomorrow to discuss his plans on immigration reform. today, groups and senators are expected to announce the plan a pathway toeate 11 million for the immigrants already in the united states. it is 5:18 right now. onm caskey joining us here set. laptop here.e i am looking at things closely. we have observations -- i am seeing a little bit of everything. the washington area. -- us break it down for the live superh a doppler seven radar. tome, dark blue, pink , -- usually the white indicates no. pink is mixed precipitation. -- indicates snow. pink is mixed precipitation. fredericksburg reporting light snow. at reagan national. martinsburg and hagerstown reporting freezing rain. some sleet or ice pellets from .inchester to leesburg mostly rain south of washington at this time.
a man made of tie titanium. really three 20 minute workouts a week. that's all -- i don't buy that for a second. how did obama mischaracterize the makers/takers argument? >> no one is suggesting what we call the earned entitlements like payroll taxes for medicare and social security are putting you in a taker category. no one suggests that whatsoever. >> jon: when you were saying takers you don't mean sweet old grams you mean hobo joe. i got it. but here is the thing: back in 2011 congressman paul ryan was pretty specific about how he defined taker. according to the tax foundation between 60% and 70% of americans get more benefits from the federal government than they pay back in taxes. we're getting to a society where we have a net majority of takers versus makers. >> jon: you are defining taker as as 70% of society. that's (bleep) takers. imagine how high that percentage would be if he included social security and medicare recipients on the taker list. you don't have to imagine it because it wouldn't be higher because it includes it on the taker list, social security and me
debuted. the week of obama's inauguration. >> john: january '09 was the week that o'reilly and hannity were given four-year deals by fox. >> that's right. they were re-upping january of 2010. sarah palin came aboard fox with a reportedly million dollar a year contract to be a pundit. now here we are in january of '13, obama's re-elected easily, celebrating sort of basking in the glow of his second inauguration. and the same week, sarah palin and fox break up after reportedly fox offered her next to nothing to stay and she decided to leave. 2010, it looked like beck and palin and fox with the tea party, they really were going to sort of change the face of american politics. >> john: they did. >> they did temporarily. >> john: they marginalized the whole brand. >> fast forward three years. beck is gone. obama wins easily and now palin's gone. the whole thing sort of imploded as it had to because it was so reckless and it was so sort of radically hateful. you know, beck with his conspiracies and palin about her nonstop sense of victimization and things like that. so it's worth noting this
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on the sail sevme sev forecast. >> you really won't know what to wear this week. >>> federal money could be on the way. the u.s. senate is expected to pass a $50 million emergency relief bill today. the vote is expected sometime tonight. president obama has said he will sign it into law. the house passed a similar bill two weeks ago. at least 15 billion from the bill will go to states, including maryland and virginia. some republicans who opposed bill worry it will add too much to the nation's dead. >>> president obama is trying to get the support of the nation's police departments on his new gun control policies. the president met with police chiefs at the white house today, many of them from towns where mass shootings have taken place. the president says the changes should go beyond laws. he wants the police chief's help with how to get more trained officers on the streets. >> it's not only the high-profile mass shootings, it's also what happens on a day in/day out basis in places like chicago or philadelphia, where young people are victims of gun violence every single day. >> montgome
approved the bill in two weeks and then the measure will go to president obama for his signature. the senate has passed the superstorm sandy bill almost three months to the day since the storm devastated east coast. i don't believe they got a bit of the pork out of that thing. onto other topics, would you pay more green at the product was red white and blue? more shoppers are saying that they're willing to pay more for a product made in the u.s. andrew pierce is president of this product marketing consulting company. welcome to the show. as the real deal? i know what matters to americans. my mother tells me all the time how she will buy a product. but i don't get the impression that it matters to others. >> is a growing trend. more american companies are really trying to help differentiate them. gerri: can you tell companies what they do but they will get enact. >> is hard to measure, but i think over time we are starting to see consumers opening their wallets and pay more for american-made products than 80% of americans they that they will pay more for inmate in the united state
lawsuits challenging president obama's mandate requiring employers to provide birth control coverage are filed every week but lower court judges cannot agree on a decision. some cases are thrown out others get approval. religiously affiliated institutions and private employers are suing the government saying their mandate violates police. >> more will be on the food stamp program than originally thought. they revised the participant reports at the end of the year. new numbers show a sharper rise in july of 2012. originally 11,000 new people joined the program from june to july. that in the soar is oufrnver 100,000. they will indict the parents of jonbenet ramsey following her murder. prosecutors refuse to try the case. it comes 13 years after the district attorney says they lacked evidence to charge any one with the 6-year-old's mysterious death. they were not exonerated until 2008 two years after her mother died of cancer. >> this year's super bowl ads. >> skeper is only releasing part of that ad. you have to watch game night to see the rest. are you ready to work up an appetite? >>
house. why don't you start with your take on obama's inaugural address last week and what you described in your "usa today" column as a difference between civil rights and civil liberties under this administration? guest: the inauguration speech was picking up a very common and almost mantra in the obama administration of achieving equality, which is a noble and important goal. i think the most significant thing about the inauguration speech, which are particularly thought was wonderful, was his reference to gay-rights and to the gay movement. it established his commitment to equality. i want to note that he has not been particularly aggressive in supporting gay rights in his first administration. his administration in court argued the same arguments as the bush administration. he still refuses to make clear his position on key legal aspects of gay-rights. and so, the first term obama was not nearly as passionate as that speech would suggest. but what was missing once again was a discussion of civil liberties. i think it does reflect this great schism in the democratic and liberal commu
you or drive you. we have to make the choice. >> let's listen to something president obama said in his inauguration speech this week. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless. for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. youth and drive, diversity and openness, an endless capacity for risk, and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment. and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. >> the president there sounding upbeat. acknowledging it's been a tough time. there are challenges obviously ahead. how is he doing do you think? a lot of this comes from the leader in terms of the spirit of a country. in terms of its ability to resurge, if you like. is obama the right man? do you like what you see for maybe the second term obama already? >> i love the man. i voted for him originally. i actually went to a meeting with 18 of the top tech executives, the guys who started google. and in the meeting, everybody was a big supporter. i said, mr. president, i love yo
-- the incident you're recalling is a week before obama was sworn in, he was -- i was invited to a dinner with a few conservative columnists to meet with the president-elect. and i remember when the word leaked out, liberal columnists were extremely upset so they quickly scheduled a breakfast the next morning. we got steak and they got corn flakes. that was the only victory our side won. and obama was extremely affable , extremely genial. and what impressed me, and thus is the reason why i'm so disappointed with him today, is he showed a very keen capacity to understand and to respect a contrary argument. we asked him a ton of questions, and he would restate your side without creating a straw man, giving the sort of best and most open and generous interpretation of your argument, stating his and then speaking about trying to find a resolution. so he has that capacity, which is why i'm so infuriated whenever he makes these speeches and he does this all the time, when he always attributes to his opponents bad faith, what he calls, you know, the party over national interests, personal intere
be granted legal status. >> president obama will travel to las vegas this week to introduce his ideas. >> first of all, americans support it. the latino voters expect it. democrats want it. and republicans need it. >>> survivors of
apart back in 2007. and tomorrow president obama will expand on the ideas that he addressed in his inaugural address last week. the maryland d.r.e.a.m. act helped create the momentum that led to the renewed immigration push. chris gordon has reaction from local activists. >> good evening, for two years, casa de maryland led for passage. there was a referendum. after opponents pill passing the act. for the children of undocumented immigrants who graduate high school and pay taxes. >> the mesge that maryland voters sent last november 6th was absolutely instrumental to getting us to where we are on comprehensive immigration reform today. we showed by the thousands that people of maryland, people of this country, believe in inclusion and reject values of hate. >> reporter: now this inclusion of civil rights and faith groups, labor leaders and immigration advocates are calling for action on immigration reform in 2013. they say the time is right. >> its time for consensus in this country that can do justice for millions of people, but equally important can make our economy and our democr
unexpectedly tough talk by president obama last week on the issue of climate change. i want to start by showing our viewers what exactly the president had to say. >> we will respond to climate change knowing that the failure to do so would fail our children and future generations. some may deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot seed to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industry, we must climbs it's promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure. a forrest in water ways, our crop land and snow cappedpeeks. that is how we will preserve our planet, command it to our god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed of fathers once declired. >> a lot of time spent on the issue of climate change in that speesh. was it a surprise to folks in the environmental community? >> i think they expected a shout out
for the country. last week house speaker john boehner started that dumb beat saying president obama was out to annihilate the republican party and ryan amplified it when he spoke at a future of conservatism summit this saturday. >> the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unyielding. we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. that we have better ideas. >> president obama has said he hoped this re-election would break that republican fever of total opposition but in an interview with the new republic interview, brand new magazine, he said obviously that hant happened yet. joining me is columnist cynthia tucker and "the washington post's" eugene robinson. i want to start with gene up here. it seems to me they have this new sort of gee, whiz, we're getting beat up, but they were the party that for four years shut the door on a new president. he won the election -- >> and said, you know, our number one goal is to make him a one-term president and they said, no, no, no.
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